NBC and Fox shared the top slot in ratings Tuesday night and NBC's "Love in the Wild" bounced back, while "America's Got Talent" was the night's best-rated individual program, according to preliminary numbers.
NBC tied with Fox in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic with a 2.2 rating/7 share and took the night's highest total viewership with 7.8 million total viewers. "U.S. Olympic Trials '12: Swimming Finals" posted a 12-year high in Olympic trials with a 1.9/7, and received 7 million total viewers.
"America's Got Talent" grew slightly from its last Tuesday night original two weeks ago, taking a 3.2/9 — the night's highest-rated show — and received 11.5 million total viewers, making it the most-watched show of the night by far.
"Love in the Wild" at 10, which last week hit a series low, saw a 23 percent jump in the ratings, posting a 1.6/5 and drawing 5 million total viewers.
Fox, drew third place in total viewers with an average 5.3 million total viewers,aired "Hell's Kitchen" at 8, which drew even with last week for a 2.2/7 and grabbed 5.3 million total viewers; and "MasterChef" the following hour, which inched up in ratings for a 2.2/6 and also received 5.3 million total viewers.
Univision took third place in ratings and fourth in total viewers with an average 1.3/4 and 3.4 million.
CBS and ABC both ran repeats throughout the night. CBS drew fourth place in ratings and second in total viewers with an average 1.1/3 and 6.7 million, while ABC came in fifth in ratings and fifth in total viewers with a 0.7/2 and 2.6 million.